We packed so much into 6 days that we were ready for a leisurely day in Central Park. But walking through Central Park can be a daunting adventure. It encompasses 840 acres of land and is packed with things to do. We started out with an uptown bus tour covering the upper east and west side of the city as well as the lively and diverse borough of Harlem. We passed Museum Row but due to our limited amount of time, we did not visit any of them. On a side note: the Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Met, the MoMA, and the American Museum of Natural History are my favorite ones. Once in Harlem we stopped outside of the famed Apollo Theater to hear music from years gone by.
|The Apollo Theater in Harlem|
|Our table by the lake at The Boathouse|
|The Bethesda Fountain in Central Park |
featured in numerous movies and television shows
|The Mall in Central Park runs through the middle of the park from 66th to 72nd Street. The canopy of trees offered us some shady relief from the sweltering humidity and 90 degree temperatures that plagued us all week.|
|My favorite picture of the entire trip! |
8 great friends spending time on a once in a lifetime trip!
This mosaic located in the 2.5 acre section of Central Park known as Strawberry Fields, is dedicated to the memory of Beatles member, John Lennon
|The sweeping stairway in Tiffany's|
|My purchase in the famous blue bag!|
I bought the least expensive item that I could find.
|Inside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue|
The famed Plaza Hotel along Central Park South and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan home to the adorable children's book character Eloise. You can stay in the Eloise suite
for a mere $995 a night!
|Outside view of our home away from home for 6 days|
|Our private shuttle to the airport offered door to door service|
|View of the East River after take off from|
LaGuardia Airport with Manhattan in the background